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TEDx | Daniel Kao: The Promise of Education Technology

August 10, 2016

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Diplateevo. White House.gov post. Around this time last year, I was chatting with one of my friends about the recent trend of college hackathons and he blurted, “wouldn’t it be awesome to have a hackathon at the white house?” We talked about it a bit before getting back to our homework. I am a computer […]

The Board Game | Notes & Review

February 15, 2015

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William Mott. The Board Game: A Story of Hope and Inspiration for CEOs and Governing Boards. William R. Mott, 2012 (173 pages) Foreword The Board Game concentrates on the single most important component of successful nonprofit organizations: the relationship between the CEO, the board chair, and the governing board. To be successful, this demands a high […]

TED | Erin McKean: Go ahead, make up new words!

December 23, 2014

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I’m a lexicographer. I make dictionaries. And my job as a lexicographer is to try to put all the words possible into the dictionary. My job is not to decide what a word is; that is your job. 0:25 Everybody who speaks English decides together what’s a word and what’s not a word. Every language is just a group of people […]

TED | Ramsey Musallam: 3 rules to spark learning

October 25, 2014

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I teach chemistry. 0:15 All right, all right. So more than just explosions, chemistry is everywhere. Have you ever found yourself at a restaurant spacing out just doing this over and over? Some people nodding yes. Recently, I showed this to my students, and I just asked them to try and explain why it happened. […]

Nurture Shock | Notes

July 29, 2014

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Po Bronson & Ashley Merryman. Nurture Shock: New Thinking About Children. Twelve, 2009. (336 pages) Preface When everything is all dressed up as entertainment–when it’s all supposed to be magical and surprising and fascinating–the Real Thing may be perceived as just another tidbit for our amusement. | That is certainly the case in the realm […]

How Children Succeed | Notes & Review

November 24, 2013

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Paul Tough. How Children Succeed; Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character. Mariner Books, 2013. (231 pages) PaulTough.com, NYTimes.com article. Introduction …the cognitive hypothesis: the belief, rarely expressed aloud but commonly held nonetheless, that success today depends primarily on cognitive skills — the kind of intelligence that gets measured on IQ tests, including the […]

Amusing Ourselves to Death | Notes & Review

November 22, 2013

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Neil Postman. Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business. Penguin Books, 1985. (183 pages) Forward This book is about the possibility that Huxley, not Orwell, was right. (viii) Part I 1. The Medium Is the Metaphor …economics is less a science than a performing art. (5) In America, the least […]